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09-29-2011, 10:27 AM
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Joe Cole
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Originally Posted by Booba View Post

The panel all agreed that Dagenais wasn't given a fair chance (they compared him to Latendresse). ......
OMG....if I hear that one more time I am going to scream.

It seems that the Montreal media and most fans fall in love with some typically (but not exclusively) local player, who is an underdog. When that player does not earn the right to get more playing time, or a permanent spot, the chorus of sheep scream "he did not get a chance".

It evolves into a "the man is keeping my brother down" story where the evil Canadiens organization preferes a (non-local) player over their favorite underdog, and further goes on to "prove" that the Candiens management is hell bent on creating a bad team and somehow disgracing their own fanbase.

This insane alternative reality is further re-enforced by the constant repeating on radio/RDS newscasts/ panel shows. The more you repeat the falsood, the more it is accepted as the common truth.

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